The Copenhagen Games

Look at me, updating in a timely fashion *pats self on back*

Anyway, let's get into my first stop of my trip, Copenhagen.


 

The Flight

I headed out to Copenhagen for my first European meet on the 18th (June). I was originally booked to fly with TAP Portugal, but when I went to check in they said the flight was pretty full and asked if I wanted a direct flight instead (at no additional cost). I thought maybe the new flight would have more of a chance of maybe getting a row to myself and it was a direct flight so I wouldn't have to worry about a layover, so I agreed pretty quickly. 

Korean Face Mask

Korean Face Mask

 
Scandinavian Airline (SAS) in-flight meal - chicken, kale?, salad, cheesecake

Scandinavian Airline (SAS) in-flight meal - chicken, kale?, salad, cheesecake

While I'm glad for the convenient option, I don't think I'll be looking to fly with them again. This was actually the smallest international plane I've actually been on. 

The screens on the plane didn't work, so iPads with pre-loaded movies and tv shows were handed out. I didn't watch anything, though. I usually prefer to watch a movie or show while I eat, but since I had no place to stand the iPad up when the food arrived I just listened to a podcast on my phone instead. The food was fine, nothing extraordinary. I also gave a new Leaders Sheet Mask* a try. While my face felt super moisturized, it left a sticky residue behind which I didn't like. If I were to buy this again, I'd probably only use it before bed and not when I need to walk around in public.

 

The Location

English breakfast in Copenhagen
The Copenhagen Games Hotel Poster

The hotel the meet placed us in was really nice. It was situated right next to a mall, which was pretty convenient for those that wanted to grab a snack or something, and had an amazing waterfront view. It was pretty far from town, though. The food was fine, just normal hotel food. The meal I enjoyed most was definitely breakfast, they had a wide selection and I always left full.  

Exploring Copenhagen
Exploring Copenhagen
Exploring Copenhagen
Exploring Copenhagen
Exploring Copenhagen
 

The Track Meet

And how did the actual racing go? It was so-so. I had 2 rounds to run, prelims and finals, which I was immensely happy about. My prelims sucked, plain and simple. I felt so out of it from the start, and I could really tell that I hadn't raced in over a month. But then again, that's why I signed up for this meet. It was the earliest available, and I felt it would give me enough time to get some races and figure out the kinks I need to work for the ones that'll come after this.

Photo Credit: FN Sportsfoto

Photo Credit: FN Sportsfoto

Photo Credit: FN Sportsfoto

Photo Credit: FN Sportsfoto

My final round felt a lot better. I actually remembered to drive out, and worked a lot more on my knees. I still ran about the same time as in prelims, but I was happier about how the final race was run. I ended up getting third overall, so it was nice to "podium" at my first meet of the circuit.

Photo Credit: FN Sportsfoto

Photo Credit: FN Sportsfoto

All in all, I enjoyed Copenhagen. I'd definitely come here to run again if I could. I also would love to visit the city as a normal tourist. I still want to experience riding a bike around there, and seeing more of the interesting sites the city has to offer. I'll just need to make sure I have a huge food budget while I'm there. 

There will be a vlog going up about Copenhagen, too, so keep on the lookout for that on my Youtube channel! 

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